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Verizon adds 24 live Viacom channels to FiOS Mobile App

Culminating a broad-reaching licensing deal signed in October, Verizon announced Wednesday that it has added access to 24 live Viacom channels through its FiOS Mobile App.

Wall Street calls for CBS-Viacom reunion ahead of Dish battle

Facing investor headwinds as it approaches upcoming licensing renewal deals with the No. 3 pay-TV operator in the U.S., Viacom is getting pressure in some Wall Street circles to remarry CBS Corp.

Cable One has lost 18% of video subs since Viacom blackout, analyst says

After a note by a rival media-investment analyst last week sent Viacom shares spiraling on fears of a pending blackout on Dish Network, Craig Moffett responded with his own memo, dismissing the speculation.

Viacom gives Dauman another raise amid Dish blackout fears, falling stock price

Viacom has re-upped CEO Philippe Dauman through 2018, giving a mogul who was already one of the highest paid media executives yet another raise.

They're Cooked: The top pay-TV turkeys of 2014

Much as we see our family members' foibles, we see the biggest strategic blunders in pay-TV this year in the same way--not as a chance to pick on operators' decisions, good or bad, but to analyze their mistakes and determine how to avoid similar problems. Here are the five biggest pay-TV turkeys of 2014, in all their glorious plumage.

Despite carriage fights, Viacom posts 22% rise in fiscal Q4 affiliate fees

Despite impasses that have kept its channels off some smaller U.S. cable services, Viacom reported a 22 percent rise in global affiliate fees for its fiscal fourth quarter. The spike was mainly attributable to revenue from SVOD services; however, the conglomerate still experienced a single-digit affiliate fee gain when SVOD was taken out of the equation.

Frontier re-ups 27 Viacom channels

Reversing a trend of serious, chronic carriage impasses with small- and mid-sized cable operators, Viacom has announced a deal with Frontier Communications to renew 27 programming channels.

Suddenlink reports narrow 2.2K video sub gain in Q3

Suddenlink Communications added 2,200 pay-TV subscribers in the third quarter, despite its removal in September of 22 Viacom channels. The narrow gain in video subscribers was juxtaposed against a loss of 3,200 pay-TV subs in Q3 2013, at a time when the nation's seventh biggest MSO still had Comedy Central, MTV, BET and the rest of the Viacom outlets.

Cable One loses another 14K subs in post-Viacom era, but says it's OK with that

Phoenix, Ariz.-based Cable One now has 476,233 remaining TV customers, a 15.1 percent year-over-year decline, with most of the losses coming after the company decided not to renew its 15-channel bundle with Viacom in April.

Viacom expands Hulu partership … and debate about its value to pay-TV

Fueling arguments by pay-TV providers that its content is too widely distributed across over-the-top channels, Viacom has significantly expanded its partnership with Hulu.